Why it matters: The BNF states: Different versions of modified-release preparations containing more than 60 mg diltiazem hydrochloride may not have the same clinical effect. To avoid confusion between these different formulations of diltiazem, prescribers should specify the brand to be dispensed. You can read more in our detailed paper on unsafe prescribing of diltiazem.
Description: Total items of generic diltiazem modified-release preparations, as a proportion of total items of all dilitiazem modified-release items (>60mg)
CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.